Gregory C. Wright, Duke Energy Foundation

TITLE: Community Affairs Manager for Florida

FOCUS AREAS: Education, the environment, economic and workforce development, community impact

CONTACT: (704) 382-7200

PROFILE: Gregory C. Wright is Duke Energy Foundation’s community affairs manager for Florida. Along with North and South Carolina and Kentucky, Florida is a big part of this funder’s Southeastern grantmaking strategy. Wright has been in this position since August 2015.

His LinkedIn profile shares:

As Community Affairs Manager, I support the community efforts of Duke Energy and Duke Energy Foundation including philanthropy, sports marketing and employee initiatives. My role serves as the Foundation lead representing the state of Florida.

Community and service are integrated into everything our company does. Through the Duke Energy Foundation, we provide philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of our communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact.

Duke Energy powers vibrant communities by funding programs that support our four investment priorities: education, economic and workforce development, environment and community impact.

Wright’s previous work experience includes roles at Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health, the Moffitt Cancer Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall, and Allstate Insurance. His degree is in marketing from the University of South Florida College of Business Administration. Personal interests include the following: social entrepreneurship for impact fundraising, educating/empowering the next generation, arts and science infused education, vintage and sports cars, genealogy and historical architecture.